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University of Essex

Department of Language and Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics (research)


Wivenhoe Park



  CO4 3SQ

United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1206 872719



Program Information

Degree Offered

PhD and MPhil

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We offer supervision for our PhD Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics in the areas of first language acquisition and language processing.

Examples of PhD projects which our students have undertaken include studies of the acquisition of nominal and verbal agreement in Kuwaiti children, the processing of inflection and derivation in German as a second language, and functional categories and word order in adolescent Japanese-English interlanguage.

Many of our former PhD students work in higher education institutions around the world, as teachers and/or as academic researchers. Other career paths our former PhD students have taken include publishing, social work, administration, and retail.


Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.

Eligibility Requirements:

Good Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject area.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offered: No